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Visa

Entering China
Travelling to China requires a visa stamped on a full passport with validity of not less than 6 months upon entry to China.Visas can be applied for in China's diplomatic institutions, consular offices or Chinese institutions authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After they have obtained such visas, foreigners can travel in all the open cities across China.

How to get a visa to enter China?
Visas are available from Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. Standard 30-day visas can usually be issued within a week. It is possible to speed up the process, although an extra fee will be charged. To obtain a visa, you need to provide your original passport, a complete visa application form and one recent passport-size (2x2) photo (full face and without hat). Application forms are available from embassy websites.

Types of Visas
Various types of visa are issued dependent on the purpose of this visit. Tourist visa applications require only basic personal information. Busienss visa applications require the presentation of an invitation to visit from a business counterpart in China. There are five types of visas for PRC:
L- Travel (luxing) valid for thirty days
F- Business or Student,(fangwen) less than six months
D- Resident (dingju)
X- Long Term Student (liuxue)
Z- Working (renzhi)
Generally, requirements for an "F", "X" or "Z" visa are that the applicant has a written application from the host institution. In addition, blood tests are required for students or teachers planning to stay longer than 9 months in China.

A tourist visa usually valid for 30 days from the day of entry, and it might be extended through applications to the local public security bureau.

A travel permit is needed for a foreigner who wishes to visit any of the non-open cities. Travel permits can be applied to the entry and exit office of the local public security bureau. A separate visa is required for visiting Tibet.

 
Customs:

Upon arrival in China, foreign tourist must fill in a Passenger's Luggage Declaration at the customs and accept customer's check. Foreign tourist are not allowed to take objects out of China for other people.
Clearance at
I/O
First airport of entry
Cigarettes/ Cigars/ Tobacco Products Duty Free Allowance
I
400 cigarettes for staying less than 6 months;
600 cigarettes for staying more than 6 months
E
4 cartons of tobacco products
Alcoholic Beverages Duty Free Allowance
I
2 bottles each not exceeding 0.75 litre for staying less than 6 months;
4 bottles each not exceeding 0.75 litre for staying more than 6 months
E
-
Chinese Herbs & Patent Medicines
I
-
E
Max. 300 yuan per person to foreign countries
Max. 150 yuan per person to Hong Kong, Macau
Exceeding the limit on musks and other Chinese herbs and medicines are prohibited.
Gifts & Mic. Items Duty Free Allowance
I
reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use
E
-
Cultural Relics
I
-
E
Should be sent to the cultural administrative departments first for verification and issuing of invoice permit or export licence.
Electronic Appliances
I
One piece of the following items are allowed:
Camera, Portable tape-recorder, Portable cinecamera, Portable video-camera, Portable computer.
E
-
Prohibited Articles
I
Arms, imitation arms, ammunition, explosives of all kinds
Counterfeit currencies/negotiable securities
Printed matter, films, photos, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes/video-tapes, CDs (video & audio), storage media foromputers, articles which are detrimental to the political, economic, cultural and moral interest of China
Deadly poisons of all kinds
Opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana, other addition inducing drugs and psychedelics.
Animals, plants, products made thereof infected with or carrying diseases
E
Same as prohibited articles for import
Manuscripts, printed matter, films, photos, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes/video tapes, CDs (video & audio), storage media for computers and other articles which involve state secrets
Valuable cutural relics and other relics prohibited for exports
Endangered or rare animals, plant (including their specimems, seeds, reproducing materials).
Gold, Silver & Ornaments
I
amount not exceeding 50 grams.
E
Exporting any of these purchased items (including handicrafts of inlaid gold/silver ware) would only be allowed with special invoices issued by PRC.
* I=Import,    E=Export


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Mr Aron Long,an excellent local English Guide in Shanghai!1.Shanghai city tour (Sightseeing,Shopping,Leisure,Golfing,Working,Nightlife)2.Business tour/interpretation (International Exhibition,Conference)3.Family tour 4.Outdoor camping near Shanghai5.water-town guiding in Shanghai6.Airport pick-up service (Shanghai Pudong /Hongqiao Airport)7.Vehicle rental(Car,Van,Mini-bus)8.Flight& Hotel booking 9.Accompanying service around China.Shanghai Map, Weather,Shanghai Local Time,Currency & Exchange,Chinese Food & Snack,Shanghai Local Phone Calls,Visa & Customs,Useful Chinese ABC,Useful Conversions,Consulates in Shanghai,Int'l Hospitals in Shanghai,Int'l Kindergartens & Schools,Chinese Traditional Festivals,Chinese Traditional Music